Trowbridge, R. E.

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Desire to Permanently Hire George LeRoy Brown as Disciplinarian
February 23, 1880 - March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. O. Hyde that his son-in-law Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown has been using leave of absence from his post in Dakota to serve as the disciplinarian for the male students at the Carlisle Indian School but will have to return soon. As Pratt thinks this would be a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Teacher Jennie L. Woodbury
March 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that he has had trouble finding quality teachers but recently found Jennie L. Woodbury, who started on March 11 for $45 per month. Pratt strongly urges Commissioner of Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to approve this hire and wage.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Indispensable Expenses, First Quarter 1880
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's approval for purchases made during the first quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,163.59. The purchases were not covered on the quarter's estimate of funds but were "indispensable" to the Carlisle Indian School, so Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sanitary Inspection, April 1880
April 11, 1880

George Kellogg of the Medical Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a sanitary report on the buildings, appliances, and children at the Carlisle Indian School. He recommends replacing some old brick drains with terra cotta pipes. He finds the buildings to be of a satisfactory...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Instructor to Start Student Band
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that when the late and former Commissioner, E. A. Hayt, visited the school several months ago, he recommended that Pratt hire an instructor and start a student band at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt has finally found...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Chairs and Desks
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 300 dining room stools, 72 desks, 30 rear seats, and 5 teacher's desks amounting to $545

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Friends of the School to Visit when Chiefs Do
April 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to set the date when chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School so that "friends of the school" can visit at the same time.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Establish Indian School in Gettysburg
April 27, 1880

Andrew J. Koser informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he visited the Carlisle Indian School, which he thinks is a "grand success" and more effective than reservation schools. He proposes the idea of purchasing the building formerly housing the Soldiers and Orphans...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Intention to Discharge Charles Tackett
June 2, 1880 - June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt encloses a copy of a letter from B. F. Beveridge to Charles Tackett about how to ensure that the Indian chiefs while visiting Washington D.C. stay at the Washington House (Beveridge's establishment). In his cover letter, Pratt informs the Commissioner that he intends to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Plan for Hampton Institute Students to Go North for the Summer
June 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding 25 Hampton Institute students going north for the summer.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Recruit 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Medical Property, First Quarter 1880
June 11, 1880

Richard H. Pratt transmits to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge his Return of Medical Property form for the first quarter of 1880.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase Materials to Manufacture Clothing
June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's authority to spend $250 to purchase and manufacture clothing for the current quarter.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for Outing System in Massachusetts
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he would like students to have outings on farms located in Berkshire and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts. According to Pratt's plan, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would pay for the students' transit while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Assistant Matron Zonie McKenzie's Claim
June 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he hired Zonie McKenzie to serve as an interpreter and assistant matron when he brought Sioux students to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879. Pratt notes that he paid her a monthly salary of $10 and covered her expenses and requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880
June 18, 1880 - August 4, 1880

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1880 amounting to $8,805 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, clothing, supplies, and contingencies. Two explanatory cover letters are attached.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Commissioner to Reconsider Declining the Purchase of Tents
June 20, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks regarding Brooks' decision to not allow Pratt to purchase tents or take his students to camp in the mountains over the summer. Pratt tells Brooks that he had already discussed the plan with Commissioner R. E....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quality of Student-Produced Tin Ware
June 30, 1880

Inspector E. C. Cooper informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he's inspected tin ware samples, like coffee boilers, funnels, cups, and pails that were made by Carlisle Indian School students and finds that they're as good, if not better, than the tin ware that the Bureau of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Tools and Material, July 1880
July 2, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt submits an estimate of tools and material amounting to $1,400 needed for the Carlisle Indian School to build wagons and carriages.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Delay in Approval for a new General Heating System
July 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding a delay in approval for his request for a $6,000 general heating system at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for Funds to Paint Tin Roofs
July 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests $350 to paint the tin roofs on the Carlisle Indian School's buildings. Pratt adds that the roofs have been in disrepair since the school began.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Answers and Explanations to Exceptions and Suspensions to Accounts, 1879
July 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards answers and explanations to the Office of Indian Affairs' exceptions and suspensions on his accounts for June-July 1879 and the third quarter of 1879.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Report on the Health of Rosebud Sioux Students
July 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the health of several Rosebud Sioux students. He informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that Thigh's son is suffering from tapeworm, and Pratt will send him home if he's still sick when Reverend Robinson, a missionary from Rosebud who's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Coal Annually
July 31, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to buy an annual supply of coal, approximately 400 tons, for $2,280.00. Pratt notes that he normally purchases coal monthly, but he'd rather buy a full year's supply to avoid having it shipped in the winter.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of 11 New Pueblo Students
August 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that Sheldon Jackson has arrived with 11 new potential Pueblo students. Pratt states that he'll send an official physician report on the student once it's finished. So far, the school doctor has found two students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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